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Souk el Akel: Beit Chabeb, Village of Pottery and Bells
Aug 15, 2018

Souk el Akel in collaboration with the Scouts of Beit Chabeb will be celebrating summer in the village of poetry and bells. Where: Beit Chabab When: 16-17-18…

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Forbes Middle East Celebrates Top Lebanese Business Leaders

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Middle East

August 14, 2018

Forbes Middle East Celebrates Top Lebanese Business Leaders

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August 14, 2018 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

Forbes Middle East holds a first-of-its-kind event to applaud the country’s top minds and most successful business heads. Forbes Middle East recently held a lavish gala event in Beirut to recognize and applaud the achievements of…

Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

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August 06, 2018

Joël Robuchon, Michelin star French chef, dies aged 73

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August 06, 2018 | Popular

BBC: French celebrity chef Joël Robuchon will be remembered for many reasons: earning more than 30 Michelin stars, creating the world's best mashed potato, and hurling a plate at a young and "difficult" Gordon Ramsay. The chef, who has…

Grand Central Market New York

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USA

August 05, 2018

Grand Central Market New York

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August 05, 2018 | Spotted Stories | USA

A Food Market for Food Connoisseurs Grand Central Market, inside the busy Grand Central Terminal, is full of fun and interesting food items like hard-to-find spices, specialty coffee beans, fresh fish, and gourmet chocolates. If you weren’t…

Conde Nast Traveller: Lebanon’s 6 Best Beaches

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July 31, 2018

Conde Nast Traveller: Lebanon’s 6 Best Beaches

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July 31, 2018

Sort out your summer beach time and head to Lebanon for an oceanfront escape FOR GREEK-ISLAND STYLE: Tahet El Rih, AnfehIn Lebanon’s northern governate, a little over an hour from Beirut, this little village in Koura is decked out in…

27 Incredibly Surreal Places Every Travel-Lover Must Visit: Lebanon is on the List

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July 24, 2018

27 Incredibly Surreal Places Every Travel-Lover Must Visit: Lebanon is on the List

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July 24, 2018 | Spotted Stories

BuzzFeed: We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the most beautiful places they've ever traveled to. Below are some of their responses. Hopefully, they'll inspire you to make a travel bucket list, book an epic getaway, or, at the very…

Hawkers: A Lebanese Beer Rocks Australia

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July 15, 2018

Hawkers: A Lebanese Beer Rocks Australia

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July 15, 2018 | News

Founded back in 2014, and launched in February 2015, the company has its roots much earlier. Mazen Hajjar, the founder, started the Middle East’s first craft brewery back during the July 2006 war between Israel and Hizbollah. By the time he…

Share Your Hair! #shareyouhair

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July 12, 2018

Share Your Hair! #shareyouhair

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July 12, 2018 | Popular

After #pave_way_for_the_ambulance (#افتحوا_طريق_الاسعاف) campaign in 2017 by Public Matters Lebanon, a new campaign is released #ShareYourHair. It sheds light on the importance of hair donation not because hair is considered as a sign of beauty…

9 Ridiculously Good Lebanese Dishes You Need to Try

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July 12, 2018

9 Ridiculously Good Lebanese Dishes You Need to Try

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July 12, 2018 | Popular

Heading to Beirut or want to bring a little piece of Lebanon, into your kitchen? Here are 9 delicious Lebanese dishes you need to taste and try. If your kitchen needs a bit of Beirut or you want to explore some new foods, then you need to check out…

Blends and Stills: Now Open at Metro Ghazir

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July 12, 2018

Blends and Stills: Now Open at Metro Ghazir

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July 12, 2018 | Events

What a wonderful event! Blends and Stillsheld a Masterclass on Bushmills Irish Whisky and Kavalan Taiwanese Whisky, at Metro Mall Ghazir, for a crowd of enthusiasts and eager listeners. Many had not had much Irish and Taiwanese whisky before, so…

Coca-Cola Clear: A New Summer Beverage

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June 24, 2018

Coca-Cola Clear: A New Summer Beverage

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June 24, 2018 | Spotted Stories

Only available in Japan, Coca-Cola Clear just launched earlier this week. It is Coca-Cola minus the deep-brown colour and calories.   The brand says that it tried over 50 recipes before the perfect one was found. Instead of caramel,…

Edible Glitter Makes its Way onto Pizza! Bling Bling

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June 23, 2018

Edible Glitter Makes its Way onto Pizza! Bling Bling

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June 23, 2018 | Spotted Stories

Edible glitter has been popping up on more and more food items — a natural extension of the childlike rainbow and unicorn trends that have overtaken social media... glitter, rainbows and unicorns have found its way onto cakes, coffee, treats…

Anyone for Oreo Iced Coffee?

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June 23, 2018

Anyone for Oreo Iced Coffee?

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June 23, 2018 | Spotted Stories

Oreo iced coffee? Shoppers at Walmart have spotted cartons of the company’s cookies and cream-flavoured beverage up on the chain’s shelves. According to the packaging, the limited edition drink is made with real milk and cream.…

Spotted Stories: Thailand Travel Guide

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June 23, 2018

Spotted Stories: Thailand Travel Guide

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June 23, 2018 | Spotted Stories

Thailand will dazzle, intrigue and set your senses on fire, with or without a chili or 2. A tourist playground of chaotic cities, dense jungles, plus otherworldly karsts and crags reaching for the sky. There are endless oceans lapping silvery…

7 Dishes From Famous Books (And How to Make Them)

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June 05, 2018

7 Dishes From Famous Books (And How to Make Them)

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June 05, 2018 | Spotted Stories

A good novel can transport us to other worlds – ones where there are fantastic characters, vivid landscapes and often some delicious-sounding food and drinks. Do you dream of enjoying a beer in Hogsmeade or fizzy green pop in Giant Country?…

Popular TV Show Inspired Recipes

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June 05, 2018

Popular TV Show Inspired Recipes

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June 05, 2018 | Spotted Stories

Most of us enjoy binging on the latest TV shows, but have you ever noticed that food itself usually plays an important role in many of these TV series? We’ve explored 4 of the hottest TV shows currently airing, Game of Thrones, Stranger…

Experience the Royal Wedding Cake at Magnolia Bakery Dubai

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UAE

May 16, 2018

Experience the Royal Wedding Cake at Magnolia Bakery Dubai

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May 16, 2018 | UAE

Royalists and Royal Wedding fans based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi can celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with cakes that will match the Royal Wedding cake itself. The happy couple have broken with tradition and instead…

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

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May 14, 2018

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast?

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May 14, 2018 | News

Where should your taste buds actually live? Go around the world and discover many kinds of breakfast!

American Kids Try Lebanese Food for the First Time

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May 13, 2018

American Kids Try Lebanese Food for the First Time

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May 13, 2018 | Popular

Adventurous and adorable kids give us an entree into the world’s array of foods and snacks.

Creative Coffee Recipes for the Happy Drinker

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May 13, 2018

Creative Coffee Recipes for the Happy Drinker

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May 13, 2018 | News

Getting a bit bored of the usual white coffee? Skinny latte starting to get a bit repetitive? Thought so. Take a look at these creative coffee recipes to add that little bit extra to your morning or weekend beverage!

InaBox: Bringing Home Cooking back in Style!

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Middle East

May 13, 2018

InaBox: Bringing Home Cooking back in Style!

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May 13, 2018 | Popular | Middle East

InaBox: Cook mouthwatering step by step recipes with pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your doorstep! Order what you fancy to cook from our community chefs weekly 10 recipe menu. Receive Washed, Chopped & Prepped Ingredients…

BANNED FOODS AROUND THE WORLD

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May 11, 2018

BANNED FOODS AROUND THE WORLD

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May 11, 2018 | Spotted Stories

The idea of ‘banning’ certain foods is nothing new. We all remember when Jamie Oliver famously had Turkey Twizzlers taken off the school-dinner menu, and the E-numbers backlash of the noughties. But these aren’t the only examples.…

5 Lies: We Need to Stop Telling About Coffee

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April 30, 2018

5 Lies: We Need to Stop Telling About Coffee

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April 30, 2018 | News

I love coffee.jp: I listed up 5 lies we need to stop believing about coffee. All I have to say is coffee is GOOD for you.  

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

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Lebanon

April 24, 2018

Karm el Joz: A Relaxing Green Space

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April 24, 2018 | Lebanon

Karm elJoz is a space for celebrations. Located in Taanayel, at the entrance of the Bekaa, it is one of the largest walnut orchards in the country. It is trees and green for as far as the eye can see! In between the trees, you’ll find 3 white…

Cheers... And Connect the Dots

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March 27, 2018

Cheers... And Connect the Dots

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March 27, 2018 | Spotted Stories

There's a trend lately with interactive packaging, and I think this is going to be something that's going to develop further in the future, taking design to the next level. Here's a fun one to check out... connect the dots and have some fun while…

Nutella Biscuits Are Something To Look Out For

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February 23, 2018

Nutella Biscuits Are Something To Look Out For

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February 23, 2018

And they look delicious. Nutella is great, isn't it? You can put it on crêpes, toast, pancakes... or, let's be honest, you can just dig into that jar with a spoon  and take a moment to enjoy (eyes closed). After the recent…

Coca Cola Peach is Now a Thing

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February 18, 2018

Coca Cola Peach is Now a Thing

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February 18, 2018

Always pushing the boundaries, Japan just introduced Coca-Cola Peach. The drink is available in two sizes – 500 and 280 mL bottles – and is said to taste lightly like peaches. The label keeps the Coca-Cola’s traditional red…

Kinder Bueno Launches it's Ice Cream

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February 16, 2018

Kinder Bueno Launches it's Ice Cream

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February 16, 2018

Soon Kinder fans will be able to enjoy Kinder Bueno Ice cream. Three kinds of this ice cream will be out including a Kinder Ice Cream Sandwich, a Kinder Ice Cream Stick or a Kinder Bueno Ice Cream Cone. A description on a German supermarket…

Build Your Own Chocolate Christmas Tree with Alain Ducasse

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France

December 24, 2017

Build Your Own Chocolate Christmas Tree with Alain Ducasse

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December 24, 2017 | Spotted Stories | France

Alain Ducasse has produced a chocolate Christmas tree that comes flat-packed in a box, with a pair of white gloves to be worn while assembling it. The different levels of the Alain Ducasse tree are covered in various nuts, seeds, and dried…

What Makes it Special... The Same Lebanon of 1960, A Poem by Gaston Chikhani

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November 12, 2017

What Makes it Special... The Same Lebanon of 1960, A Poem by Gaston Chikhani

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November 12, 2017 | Popular

I am, like many, proudly Lebanese! The charm of a land called Lebanon... Un Poème de Gaston Chikhani Récité au Théâtre de 10 h en 1960 a Beyrouth Il est toujours vrai et d’actualité pour les…

12 Plants for Improving Your Health & Home

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November 11, 2017

12 Plants for Improving Your Health & Home

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November 11, 2017

From lavender to lemongrass, rosemary to aloe vera, plants can do wonders for our wellbeing, emotion and the environment around us. We’ve looked at our favourite outdoor and indoor plants renowned for improving both our health and our…

A Typical Lebanese Couple at a Restaurant... Don't Waste Food!

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Middle East

October 17, 2017

A Typical Lebanese Couple at a Restaurant... Don't Waste Food!

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October 17, 2017 | Popular | Middle East

Find out why Sherine and Hamza are having a hard time leaving this expensive restaurant peacefully. Heads up, it might not be exactly what you had in mind. http://www.foodblessed.org/MaBadda2iste7a#MaBadda2iste7a #WFD2017 #SDG12…

Tuthilltown: New York's First Whiskey Distillers

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USA

October 15, 2017

Tuthilltown: New York's First Whiskey Distillers

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October 15, 2017 | Spotted Stories | USA

Tuthilltown Spirits Farm Distillery is New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition, distilling some of America’s most prized spirits in the Hudson Valley. Before Prohibition more than 1,000 farm distillers produced alcohol…

Street Food Stepping Up: Food Trucks Continue to Drive Interest

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October 10, 2017

Street Food Stepping Up: Food Trucks Continue to Drive Interest

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October 10, 2017 | Spotted Stories

While food trucks were once reserved for pre-packaged frozen novelties and questionable street meat, they’ve significantly expanded their culinary horizons. Now you can find trucks dedicated to healthy, local, organic fare, trucks devoted to…

Where to Eat in Beirut: 13 great Spots for Your Weekend Trip

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Middle East

September 28, 2017

Where to Eat in Beirut: 13 great Spots for Your Weekend Trip

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September 28, 2017 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

Spotted an interesting and detailed article about hot spots to eat and drinks in Beirut published by Petter Bäcklund from Stockholm. Peter recommended 13 places. Check out his review. Beirut has a vivid food scene and…

The 8 Must-Try Cheap Eats in Beirut, Lebanon

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Middle East

September 28, 2017

The 8 Must-Try Cheap Eats in Beirut, Lebanon

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September 28, 2017 | Spotted Stories | Middle East

Eater: With a complex history bequeathing Ottoman, Syrian, and French influences on its food, Lebanon boasts one of the most exciting dining scenes in the region. Street food is limited in Beirut — you might spot a guy pushing a cart of…

Aura: Creative Art at Le Bon Marche Paris

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France

September 23, 2017

Aura: Creative Art at Le Bon Marche Paris

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September 23, 2017 | Spotted Stories | France

Paris' classiest shopping arena gets even more classier... Aura is Edoardo Tresoldi‘s site specific installation taking place in Paris until October 22nd within the prestigious Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. The…

Food & Drink Perks to Keep Your Employees Happy, Healthy, and Productive

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September 19, 2017

Food & Drink Perks to Keep Your Employees Happy, Healthy, and Productive

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September 19, 2017

Food is powerful: It’s not only the fuel that keeps us alive, it’s also a social glue. It has the power to bring people together, help them bond, and make them feel loved. Humans have gathered to share meals, stories, and laughter…

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World: Beirut Takes the 9th Place

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September 16, 2017

The 2017 Friendliest Cities in the World: Beirut Takes the 9th Place

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September 16, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Conde Nast Traveler: For years, we've asked our readers to rate a city's "friendliness" in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, focusing on where you felt welcome. Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to navigate? Hundreds…

Is Green Tea Better Or Coffee?

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September 09, 2017

Is Green Tea Better Or Coffee?

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September 09, 2017

Green tea provides a host of health benefits such as strengthening the heart and increasing the metabolic activity of the body. This infographic presents a comparison of the two beverages of coffee and green tea. 

A Better World for Wheels; Make a Global Impact

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September 08, 2017

A Better World for Wheels; Make a Global Impact

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September 08, 2017

Over 65 million people need wheelchairs.* Many others struggle to get around. If Local Guides unite to answer 3 accessibility questions a day for two weeks, there will be nearly 2 billion answers to help guide all on Google Maps. Join the campaign:…

Al Aan TV: Interview on "Noujoum Bila Houdoud"

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August 29, 2017

Al Aan TV: Interview on "Noujoum Bila Houdoud"

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August 29, 2017 | Press

المشتركة نسرين عن فئة الطبخ شاهدت مقابلة مع الذواق في عالم الطعام "أنطوني رحيل" حول الطبخ على السوشيال ميديا   هل تحلم ان تصبح نجم مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي من دون منازع؟هل تتمنى أن تصبح مشهوراً وان يتناقل الناس فيديوهاتك؟مهما كان نوع…

The Science of Spiciness

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August 27, 2017

The Science of Spiciness

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August 27, 2017

When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people…

Bou Khalil Becomes Em Khalil for a Day

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August 26, 2017

Bou Khalil Becomes Em Khalil for a Day

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August 26, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Today, Saturday August 26, 2017, Bou Khalil supermarket in Baabda changed its store signage to Em Khalil for one day, as a sign of solidarity with women on Women’s Equality Day.

How the Food you Eat Affects Your Brain

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August 26, 2017

How the Food you Eat Affects Your Brain

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August 26, 2017

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli…

Digesting the Family Dinner Dynamic

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August 26, 2017

Digesting the Family Dinner Dynamic

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August 26, 2017

The ritual of eating together as a family has always been at risk from one thing or another. It’s not just smartphones and television that have been disrupting our meals together recently, our changing lifestyles and diets have a huge impact…

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Edible Insects

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August 19, 2017

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Edible Insects

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August 19, 2017 | Spotted Stories

Though not yet a common diet in the Western world, entomophagy, or the eating of insects, is a practice enjoyed by at least two billion people across the globe. With a growing population and increasing demand for meat, we’re facing a global…

Blast from the Past: Crystal Pepsi is Back

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July 19, 2017

Blast from the Past: Crystal Pepsi is Back

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July 19, 2017

All the way back from the '90s Pepsi will be restocking its caffeine-free clear soda, Crystal Pepsi, on Aug. 14. The soda was originally introduced in 1992 and was only sold for a year before being discontinued. This time, it's back for…

How to Grow Fresh Food Indoor all Year Round with Hydroponics

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July 19, 2017

How to Grow Fresh Food Indoor all Year Round with Hydroponics

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July 19, 2017

Hydroponics is a dirt-free, spacing saving, water-effective method of growing soilless. This practice is not new. In fact, the earliest records of Hydroponics dated back to the ancient civilizations. And modern Hydroponics has been used widely in…

MEA Records More Than $1B Profits Since 2002

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July 12, 2017

MEA Records More Than $1B Profits Since 2002

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July 12, 2017

BEIRUT: The Middle East Airlines made a profit of over $1 billion since 2002 thanks to the reforms and restructuring program carried out by Chairman Mohamad al-Hout and the board of directors, a company statement Monday said. The company…

15 Easy Ways to Make Food Taste Better

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July 11, 2017

15 Easy Ways to Make Food Taste Better

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July 11, 2017

Standard recipes can be pretty basic. You throw the same old ingredients in and wind up with a predictable result. You’d like to do something a bit more adventurous, but anything too complex always seems to end up in disaster! There must…

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